Quincy Public Schools 9th annual “Credit for Life Fair” was held on March 23, 2017 at the Tirrell Room in Quincy. This highly active one-day seminar was designed to instruct high school seniors about the basics of credit and the role credit plays in all aspects of personal finance. Students learned to set financial priorities, developed a savings plan, and made spending decisions based on their needs and other purchases.
Approximately 200 seniors from both North Quincy High and Quincy High were in attendance. They were provided a lifestyle scenario that described their life at age 24, including job title, income, health status, assets, debt, and credit profile. Students then circulated among various booths, representing major spending categories to complete a one-month spending plan.
The booths were hosted by members of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership who generously gave of their time, funding, and expertise. Volunteers brought “real life experiences” to this day of financial literacy.
The Quincy School Community Partnership would like to thank the following Community Business Partners for participating in the Credit for Life Fair: AXA Equitable, Bank of Canton, Baystate Financial, Century Bank, Coastal Heritage Bank, Colonial Federal Savings Bank, Donaghue Insurance, Eastern Bank, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Mass bay Credit Union, MontainOne Bank, Quincy College, Quincy Credit Union, Rockland Trust, Rotary Club of Quincy, South Shore Bank, South Shore Workforce Development Board, South Shore YMCA and State Street Corporation.